AOTY 2019
The Needle Drop's Top 15 EPs of 2018

The Needle Drop's Top 15 EPs of 2018

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14. Ravyn Lenae - Crush

Ravyn Lenae - Crush
February 9, 2018
Critic Score
79
1 review

13. Open Mike Eagle - What Happens When I Try To Relax

Open Mike Eagle - What Happens When I Try To Relax
October 19, 2018
Critic Score
70
1 review

What Happens When I Try to Relax is an interesting mini-chapter in the ongoing OME saga.

11. Alvvays - Alvvays

Alvvays - Alvvays
February 23, 2018

10. Protomartyr - Consolation

Protomartyr - Consolation
June 15, 2018
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

8. Shygirl - Cruel Practice

Shygirl - Cruel Practice
May 25, 2018
Critic Score
83
2 reviews

6. Black Thought - Streams of Thought, Vol. 1

Black Thought - Streams of Thought, Vol. 1
June 1, 2018
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

Backed by production from 9th Wonder and his team, Black Thought comes through with five tracks of STRAIGHT BARS on Streams of Thought, Vol. 1.

5. HMLTD - Hate Music Last Time Delete

HMLTD - Hate Music Last Time Delete
July 6, 2018
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

While the trap-goth direction of "Pictures of You" could use some work, this debut EP solidifies HMLTD as one of the most promising post-punk groups out right now.

4. Jenny Hval - The Long Sleep

Jenny Hval - The Long Sleep
May 25, 2018
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

3. boygenius - boygenius EP

boygenius - boygenius EP
October 26, 2018
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

2. Iglooghost - Steel Mogu

Iglooghost - Steel Mogu
August 8, 2018
Critic Score
70
4 reviews

Clear Tamei and Steel Mogu deepen the sound and lore of Iglooghost, though hopefully his next full-length album will do so to a greater extent.

2. Iglooghost - Clear Tamei

Iglooghost - Clear Tamei
August 8, 2018
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

Clear Tamei and Steel Mogu deepen the sound and lore of Iglooghost, though hopefully his next full-length album will do so to a greater extent.

1. Aphex Twin - Collapse EP

Aphex Twin - Collapse EP
September 14, 2018
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

Collapse is Richard D. James's best release since the return of Aphex Twin.

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